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A Bejeweled Birthday Experience

A Bejeweled Birthday Experience

Sometimes the idea of hosting the perfect soiree can put any mom into a tailspin.  In the era of Pinterest and the…

Take the Stage: Kids Drama & Acting Classes

What they’ll learn: Some kids were born to shine on stage…

Ballerinas for Beginners: Dance Classes for Kids

What they’ll learn: Dance is a fun activity for kids that…

Parents Guide to Cooking Classes for Kids

What they’ll learn: Kids who learn to cook are not only…

Keeping Kids Active, Healthy + Engaged

7 Reasons Why You Should Encourage Swimming

7 Reasons Why You Should Encourage Swimming

One of the most profound activities during the summer is taking a dip in a swimming pool or other body of water.…

It’s Not Too Late for Gardening with Kids

Did your summer pass you by without giving you the…

5 Original (and FREE) Outdoor Activities for Kids

It can be tricky to plan activities with children–especially if…

Get your Children into Nature and Wildlife Conservation This Summer

Photo by Flickr user davidsonland What happened to the days…

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Our Parent Hero Story

Our Parent Hero Story

My name is Elaine, and like many of you, I’m a busy mom.  In addition to being a mom, I’m an attorney…

Quality Time: 5 Simple Son & Dad Activities

The average parent spends less than an hour a day…

How to Prepare for Back to School

Getting your kids ready for a new school year can…

How to Smartly Deal with Teenage Anxiety

Does your teenager cry before going to class? Is your child…

Time-Saving Tips for Busy Moms

Time Saving Tips for Busy Moms

Time Saving Tips for Busy Moms

Whether at home or in the workplace, moms tend to be the busiest due to their multitasking nature. It is important to…

Mom’s Night Out: 4 Reasons Why You MUST Make Time For It

Mom spends her days (and nights) taking care of everyone…

4 Tips to Keep Summer Camp Costs Down

It takes time to find the right local camps that…

5 Tips to Choosing the Best Summer Camp Programs for Kids

With so many summer camps to choose from, how do…

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2 Unique Same Day Holiday Activities to Make With Your Kids

Pine Cone Ornaments 6 Pine cones from your yard 1 Silver acrylic paint from your local craft store 1 paint brush 1 ½ inch wide silver ribbon 1 rounded silver string Clean your pine cones of debris and lightly wash off dirt. Leave out to…

Boredom Busters: 18 Free Summer Activities for Kids

What’s the most annoying sound a parent can hear? I’ve got quite a list, including the toy that plays Old McDonald on repeat. But near the top of my list is the sound of a bored young child. It sounds something like this: mummmmmaaaaayyyyyy and…

How to Score Some “Me Time” this Summer

Remember when you were a kid and summer meant freedom—free from the cruel grips of long division, free to sleep in until the early afternoon, and free to spend every waking hour splashing in the ice cold pool with friends? Fast forward 20 something years…

Winter break: past and present

When I was a kid, I spent the first week of winter break baking cookies.  I’d open my mom’s Betty Crocker cookbook and find my favorite recipes.  I made a different type of cookie every day.  Back then, we didn’t go to camp in the…

Best of 2013: Kids Camps and Classes

Congratulations to this years “Best of 2013″ winners!  These classes and summer camps and classes are parent favorites. Athena Camps, SF Bay Area Abantey: The Roleplay Workshop, Oakland, CA BETTERBALL! Basketball & Sports, Philadelphia Area Camp Doodles, SF Bay Area Camp Edmo, SF Bay Area…

Encouraging the Little Entrepreneur: Business Ideas for Kids

We all remember sitting at the end of our driveways at a table, a pitcher of lemonade waiting expectantly, with a big cardboard sign announcing our 25-cent cups of refreshment. Most likely, that lemonade stand came out once or twice a year over summer break…

Masterpiece in the Making: Parents Guide to Drawing & Painting Classes for Kids

What they’ll learn: Art is an activity with a great deal of benefits across the ages. Children especially can gain a great deal from expressing themselves through art as their communication skills are still developing. When creative thinking like visual art is introduced early in life, it can help kids relate to…